Downtown Roads to Close for L.A. Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade
Expect some road closures in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday as the L.A. Kings have announced plans to hold a parade and rally that day in celebration of their Stanley Cup win.
The Kings defeated the New York Rangers in a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime victory in Game 5 at Staples Center on Friday night, winning their second Cup in three years.
Monday’s festivities will begin at noon on the corner of Figueroa and West 5th streets with a parade that will go down Figueroa Street and end at Staples Center and L.A. Live, according to a news release from AEG, which is co-hosting the event.
During the 30 to 45-minute long parade, fans will get to see current players, coaches and staff along with, of course, the Stanley Cup. Former Kings players, mascot Bailey and the Ice Crew will also take part along the parade route, the release stated.
Those planning to attend the parade are asked to line up on the 1-mile stretch of Figueroa Street between 5th Street to the north and Chick Hearn Court to the south, according to the release.
Immediately after, a rally will be held inside Staples Center at 1 p.m. Only those with tickets will be allowed inside, and the rally has already been sold out.
The hour-long event will feature video highlights from the season, introductions of the team, coaching staff and executives, and speeches from some of the players, the release said.
Ticket holders will be allowed inside the arena at 11:30 a.m., and will be able to watch the parade on the big screen.
A number of streets around Staples Center and L.A. Live will be closed for the festivities.
In addition to the parade route on Figueroa Street between 5th and 11th streets, the following closures will be in effect on downtown on Monday beginning at 6 a.m.:
- Figueroa Street between 3rd Street and Pico Boulevard
- 11th Street/Chick Hearn Court between Figueroa Street and L.A. Live Way
- L.A. Live Way between Olympic and Pico boulevards
Those planning to attend the parade are encouraged to bring water and to wear sunscreen, and to use public transportation to get to the celebration.